An underappreciated danger of the new space age: global air pollution
13 mins | Mar 12, 2021
Why are the environmental impacts of private space launches being ignored? The space industry is poised to become a huge part of the global economy at a time of growing focus on sustainability. Martin N. Ross and Leonard David analyse the pollutant effects of new space growth and consider whether the budding industry is doing enough to counteract it. This story was originally published in Scientific American in November 2020.